BEETHOVEN Conducting Workshop

June 18 - 24, 2023
Los Angeles, CA


Neal Stulberg, Director, Orchestra Studies, UCLA
William Kinderman, Krown Klein Chair, Music Performance Studies, UCLA
John Farrer, Founder, London Conducting Workshops
Arthur Fagen, Chair, Orchestral Conducting, Indiana University
Pamela Blanc, Director, The Alexander Training Institute of Los Angeles
This unique workshop addresses the challenges of conducting Beethoven’s orchestral music. Each day begins with presentations from William Kinderman. Participants will read his recent study Beethoven: A Political Artist in Revolutionary Times prior to the workshop.

Selected conductors will receive generous podium time in rehearsal and performance of selected movements and works, including:

  • Beethoven’s First Piano Concerto
  • Violin Concerto
  • Second, Fourth and Fifth Symphonies,
  • Leonore Overture No. 3

The workshop faculty guidance will lead to a public performance where participants will demonstrate their insight in realizing the compositions. In this workshop, practical mastery is blended with awareness of the cultural values of Beethoven’s legacy. Inclusion of the Fifth Symphony and the Leonore Overture No. 3 provides a context for engagement with the dramatic and political implications of this music.

Conductors will not find a more thorough Beethoven experience.

Ten (10) participating conductors will be selected from the completed and submitted applications.
Ten (10) or more auditor conductors will participate in this workshop and will receive limited podium time.
All participating conductors are expected to attend all sessions.

$40.00 USD

Monday, April 3, 2023 - FINAL DEADLINE

Selected participating conductors - $2,000.00 USD

Selected auditing conductors - $1,000.00 USD
All tuition payments must be completed prior to the workshop. Payment information will be shared with the participating conductors.

Please use this link to make your tuition payment:  2023 International Conductors Guild - UCLA - BEETHOVEN Conductor Workshop

Symphony No. 2 (Mvts I and II)
Symphony No. 4 (Mvt. II)
Symphony No. 5: (Mvts. III and IV)
Piano Concerto No. 1 (Mvt. II)
Violin Concerto (Mvt. II)
Leonore Overture No. 3

UCLA Philharmonia is the flagship orchestra of the UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music and is recognized as one of the finest training orchestras in Southern CA. The orchestra will include current UCLA students and alumni.

Transportation and housing will be the responsibility of the selected conductors.
There may be the possibility of on-campus housing - Details TBA

Rehearsals, lectures, Alexander Technique sessions and the performance will take place
at UCLA's Schoenberg Music Building -

UCLA - Herb Alpert School of Music
Schoenberg Music Building
445 Charles E Young Dr E
Los Angeles, CA 90095

**The International Conductors and UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music reserve the right to make modifications to the schedule as needed.

SUNDAY, JUNE 18, 2023 -
7:00pm - 8:30pm - Welcome session

MONDAY, JUNE 19, 2023 -
9:30am - 10:30am - Alexander Technique group session
10:45am - 11:45am - Lecture by William Kinderman
11:45am - 12:00pm - Break
12:00pm - 2:00pm - Lunch
12:00pm - 1:45pm - Soloist rehearsals with piano and participating conductors
1:45pm - 2:00pm - Break
2:00pm - 5:00pm - Orchestra session
5:00pm - 5:15pm - Break
5:15pm - 6:45pm - Soloist rehearsals with piano and participating conductors
5:15pm - 6:45pm - Dinner
7:00pm - 10:00pm - Orchestra session

9:30am - 10:30am - Alexander Technique group session
10:30am - 10:45am - Break
10:45am - 11:45am - Lecture
11:45am - 12:00pm - Break
12:00pm - 1:45pm - Individual 30' Alexander Technique sessions
12:00pm - 1:45pm - Lunch
2:00pm - 5:00pm - Orchestra session
5:00pm - 5:15pm - Break
5:15pm - 6:45pm - Individual 30' Alexander Technique sessions
5:30pm - 6:45pm - Dinner
6:45pm - 7:00pm - Break
7:00pm - 10:00pm - Orchestra session

FRIDAY, JUNE 23, 2023 - 
11:00am - 2:00pm - Dress rehearsal
2:00pm - 2:15pm - Break
2:15pm - 5:15pm - Individual 30' Alexander Technique sessions
2:15pm - 5:15pm - Group discussions on performance practice, career development and other topics
5:30pm - 7:00pm - Dinner
7:30pm - Concert

SATURDAY, JUNE 24, 2023 -
10:00am - 11:30am - Discussion and wrap-up for all participants, faculty and staff

We are pleased to include several Alexander Technique sessions, both individual and group, under the instruction of Ms. Pamela Blanc, distinguished teacher of the Alexander Technique with over 40 years of experience. The Alexander Technique offers principles and strategies to reduce excessive muscular tension and to solve problems. Participants are encouraged to read more about the Alexander Technique by viewing Pamela's website:

Successful applicants will be notified by Tuesday, April 4, 2023
Deadline for accepted participants to reserve a spot at the workshop is Monday, April 10, 2023.

Questions? - 
Jan Wilson, Executive Director
International Conductors Guild
[email protected]
(202) 643-4791